2019 Summer GGI-Gardens Internship Opportunity

Posted January 18, 2019 - 10:42am

Started by the Global Genome Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History and now hosted by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) in Fort Worth, TX, the Genome Initiative for Gardens (GGI-Gardens) program was founded to collect and preserve genome-quality tissue samples from at least one species belonging to each family, 50% of the genera, and all species of plants on Earth. The GGI-Gardens program is seeking applicants to its 14-week summer internship program (May-August 2019) in Fort Worth, TX to assist in program efforts to collect plant specimens and preserve genome-quality tissues from Texas flora, with an emphasis on the living collections in botanical gardens in Texas.

The selected, qualified applicant will be trained in the collection of genome-quality tissues from plants in the field and from greenhouses at botanical gardens in Texas. Interns will receive training for fieldwork and tissue collection using field techniques as well as liquid nitrogen handling. They will also be trained in database management and will have opportunities for basic molecular laboratory research and training.

For additional information and to apply, visit http://brit.org/ggi-gardens-internship. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.